Creston, BC – June 3, 2020: Town of Creston Council and staff, appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this pandemic. While restrictions ease, please remain vigilant, wash your hands and above all, stay home if you are feeling unwell.
Emergency Order Restricting the Eviction of Small Businesses: B.C. businesses eligible for rent support from the federal government will be protected from evictions. On June 1, 2020, the B.C. government issued an order under the Emergency Program Act (EPA) that prevents landlords, who are eligible for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) from evicting tenants. The CECRA offers unsecured, forgivable loans to eligible commercial property owners to reduce the rent owed by their impacted small business tenants. Eligible businesses whose landlords choose not to apply for the federal CECRA program will be protected from evictions due to unpaid rent payments through to the end of June 2020, as determined by the federal program timelines.
Regional District of Central Kootenay Indoor Facilities: Due to COVID–19, recreation services across British Columbia have been forced to go through a major overhaul. The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has determined in order to meet its 2020 financial plan and to deliver the safest most cost effective programming, which will result in a balanced budget, all indoor recreation facilities, including pools and skating rinks, will remain permanently closed until at least August 18, 2020.